ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (Nov. 13, 2019) — Robert (Bob) August Zueck passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at his home in Beaver Dam, Arizona.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1937, to Emil and Jennie Avondet Zueck in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
He lived on Pennsylvania Avenue in Rock Springs until he and Jeanne Taylor Zueck were married on June 13, 1959. In his youth he was a Boy Scout and had the opportunity to travel to Valley Forge to attend a Boy Scout Jamboree.
After graduation from Rock Springs High School in 1955, he worked with his father and grandfather at Zueck Transportation. He spent many years working and operating the company his grandfather, John, started in 1905.
As a member of the Wyoming Trucking Association, he was on the WTA board of directors from 2006 to 2007 and also served on the Safety Council in 1997. He also served two years on the North Side Bank Board of Directors. Bob was honored to be chosen for the Wyoming Trucking Association Pioneer Award in 2014.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spent many hours riding with his friends. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, especially his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne; his son Stephen Zueck of Rock Springs; daughter Rae Ann Clark of Stanwood, Washington; sister Barbara Jeanne Ohle of Denver; and three grandsons, Aaron Zueck of Grass Valley, California, Chad Zueck and wife Sarah of Billings, Montana, and Bradley Clark and wife Kaitlyn of Sedro Woolley, Washington.
Bob is also survived by his cousins, Joe and Carolyn Secrist, Gene and Narcie Secrist, Bill and Tammy Secrist, Paul and Suzanne Grasso, Rena and Roy Royer and Alinda and Roger Bennett.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Jennie Zueck; his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers are Robert Layos, David Guimmond, Stephen Zueck, Aaron Zueck, Chad Zueck, and Bradley Clark. Honorary pallbearers are Edward Andrews, Norvall Hall, Joe Secrist, Gene Secrist, Regis Mehal, Paul Grasso, Dale Inskeep, and Jon Paul Padilla.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the church.
Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the rosary and on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to services.
The family of Robert August Zueck respectfully requests that donations in his memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, or the charity of your choice.